20.05.2014 — 19.07.2014

La Nuit

Rui Moreira

Marais Space

The new series of drawings presented in the exhibition La Nuit (The Night) is strongly inspired from the 1985 eponymous movie by Hans-Jürgen Syberberg that profoundly impacted the artist. These new drawings echo the multiple crises contemporary world is facing. Far from resigning, the artist chooses to renew himself from within by covering the entire paper with complex forms drawn from intense states of being. Suddenly arising from an unequalled ascetic work, day and night, his drawings represent Hope, like Dawns spreading into our Night.

Rui Moreira’s work draws inspiration from his travels, and the destinations are chosen with great care. From India to the South Moroccan desert and through different regions of his native country Portugal, he carries out an intense work of observation and investigation. This fieldwork is an essential part of his work. He speaks of: “intense inner experience that gives more depth to drawing”. His works result from repeating a simple action: the artist patiently, at length and tirelessly fills the entire space of his drawings until his body is exhausted from excessive conditions of immobility and gravity.

practical informations

St Germain Space

53 rue de Seine
75 006 Paris – France
T +33 1 42 72 60 42
F +33 1 42 72 60 49
info@jeannebucherjaeger.com

opening hours

Tuesday to Saturday
from 10 am to 6 pm

Marais Space

5 et 7 rue de Saintonge
75 003 Paris – France
T +33 1 42 72 60 42
F +33 1 42 72 60 49
info@jeannebucherjaeger.com

opening hours

Tuesday to Saturday
from 10 am to 7 pm

Rui Moreira, Big Black I, 2013
Archive pen and India ink on paper
84,7 × 55,1 in
Photograph by Laura Castro Caldas
Rui Moreira, L’Air du Matin (d’après Ligeti), 2012
Gouache on paper
47,2 × 63 in
Photograph by Laura Castro Caldas
Rui Moreira, L’Air du Matin II, 2012
Gouache on paper
47,2 × 63 in
Photograph by Laura Castro Caldas
Rui Moreira, Telepath I, 2013
Gouache and gel pen on paper
84,7 × 55,1 in
Photograph by Laura Castro Caldas
Rui Moreira, Machine of Entangling Landscapes VI, 2011
Photographie de Laura Castro Caldas
63 × 93,7 in
Photograph by Laura Castro Caldas
Rui Moreira, The Holy Family I, 2014
Gel pen and gouache on paper
55,5 × 102 in
Photograph by Laura Castro Caldas
Rui Moreira, The Holy Family II, 2014
Gel pen and gouache on paper
55,5 × 93,7 in
Photograph by Laura Castro Caldas & Paulo Cintra
Rui Moreira, The Holy Family III, 2014
Gouache on paper
47,2 × 63 in
Photograph by Jean-Louis Losi
Rui Moreira, Untitled, 2007
India ink on paper
47,2 × 126 in
Photograph by Laura Castro Caldas
Rui Moreira, Black Star II, 2014
Gouache on paper
34,7 × 34,7 in
Photograph by Laura Castro Caldas